If you’re wondering how to spend a long weekend in Ho Chi Minh City without going to crowded popular sites, consider joining workshops in Ho Chi Minh! There are tons of different workshops that suit all ages and interests, where you may discover a new hobby and meet like-minded friends.
Go for common choices like mugs and bowls
Meow Pottery is one of the top pottery workshops in Ho Chi Minh. The store locates in a quiet alley where you can leave all your stress outside of its lush garden, and have child-like fun making a piece from scratch. All the classes here are small-sized to ensure that the staff can be as attentive as possible, so remember to register soon.
Try until you're an expert!
Price: ~ VND 300,000
Contact: Meow Pottery Facebook Page
Drawing is a therapeutic way to relieve stress after work
Legend Art focuses on arts only, offering classes for adults, teens, and kids. The most popular session here is a 3-hour long acrylic painting workshop for adults where you’ll be taught to remake a given painting. Don’t worry if you don’t how to draw as all the classes are for beginners, though you need to stay updated because the painting is changed every week.
There are classes for children as well
Price: VND 250,000 - VND 450,000
Contact: Legend Art Facebook Page
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Coaster-making class at Vinspace
Vinspace offers art classes as well, though what really draws attendees here is its wide variety of craft-making classes such as the Dong Ho Block Printing workshop that features the traditional Vietnamese arts of Dong Ho folk paintings. This studio charges quite high but participants can be certain of having a good time, accompanied by snacks and a glass of wine.
Go environmentally-friendly with this Recycled Paper-making class
Price: VND 250,000 - VND 700,000
Contact: Vinspace Art Studio Website
You’ll get to learn the basics of wood carving
Just opened not so long ago but this offbeat experience has gained massive popularity thanks to its uniqueness among the workshops in Ho Chi Minh. The workshop is a 100% hands-on activity where you’ll be guided by using wood-carving tools for creating a piece of your own. Participants can either choose to carve their own design, or to carve traditional Vietnamese patterns - the owners’ effort in combining the old and the new.
The pieces made can be used as decoration
Price: VND 990,000
Contact: Tay Tay Workshop Website
Learn to make anything from purses to bags
If you’re keen on needles and threads, hammers and nails, then come to Freewill Leather - a workshop that’ll teach you to whip up any leather accessories: purse, tote bag, wallet… Many attendees have commented that punching holes during the class help them release so much stress, while the practicality of the craft makes this one of the most suitable workshops in Ho Chi Minh for couples and families.
Here’s an interesting activity to do with your friends
Price: VND 650,000 - VND 2,500,000
Contact: Freewill Leather Website
Making candles is a fun family activity to try out with your kids
The Scent Lab provides scent-related workshops, including perfume-making, candle-making, even soap-making! Learn and create your one-of-a-kind scent under the instructions of a seasoned perfumer, and take home either a candle or a 10ml perfume vial that you’ll absolutely love without having to spend big bucks for big brand names.
Perfume-making isn’t for girls only
Price: VND 500,000 - VND 700,000
Contact: Note - The Scent Lab
Along with the increasingly fast pace of life, people feel the need to relax more. And that’s when workshops come into play. From wood-carving to perfume-making, there’s something for everyone to discover, to entertain, and most importantly, to unwind. So we hope with this list of workshops in Ho Chi Minh, you’ll have a blast this weekend. Though if you still haven’t found one yet, here are some other brilliant ideas:
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